In the 1960s, Black Students in Claremont were promised increased enrollment. 5C enrollment went back on their commitment, writes Averi Sullivan PO ’23.
Title IX accountability check: Pitzer still has a long way to go, task force members say following resignation
Last December, a series of student allegations of harassment and abuse shook Pitzer College, spurring calls for a Title IX office overhaul to increase accountability. One year later, some Pitzer community members feel the college has not taken action to prioritize students in Title IX policies, leading to committee resignations amid student and faculty complaints.
Scripps adds caste as a protected category in discrimination policies
In a first at the Claremont Colleges, caste is now a protected category as part of Scripps College’s discrimination and harassment policies
OPINION: ‘Hamilton’ discrimination allegations raise questions about the real meaning of inclusivity
Recent allegations of severe discrimination against minorities on the set of the Broadway musical ‘Hamilton’ demonstrate that simply hiring a diverse group of people is not enough for a truly inclusive environment, argues guest columnist Caelan Reeves CM ’24.
OPINION: It takes more than word policing to fight prejudice
Preventing others from using words that most people don’t find offensive is not an effective way to fight discrimination, writes Kenny Le PZ ’25.
OPINION: Give women in sports the respect they deserve
OPINION: Women are not given recognition for accomplishments in sports, as exemplified this week by both the NCAA and individuals at the 5Cs. It’s time to give female athletes the respect they deserve, argues Abby Loiselle PO ’23.
OPINION: The Red Ribbon Campaign needs serious reform
The Red Ribbon Campaign’s silence on racial issues and support of problematic figures and organizations fail to effectively tackle the problem of drug abuse, argues Luciénne Reyes PZ ‘24.
OPINION: Not enough people are talking about anti-Asian sentiment during the pandemic
People need to start bringing more awareness to anti-Asian hate crimes during the pandemic; and they need to re-examine the historical biases that shaped Asian Americans’ socioeconomic positions in society, says Jadyn Lee SC ’24.
OPINION: Increased diversity doesn’t erase history — Pomona is still a predominantly white institution
Pomona College is a predominantly white institution. This is true regardless of which statistics are flaunted and which programs are in place